Troops rescue 2 government workers abducted by Abu Sayyaf in Sulu

JOLO, Sulu, May 1 – State security forces rescued early Monday morning two government workers abducted by Abu Sayyaf bandits two days ago in the nearby town of Patikul,Sulu. Rescued were Alidznur Halis, driver, and his assistant, Aljima Ahari, according to the Joint Task Force Sulu (JTFS). The task force said the rescued victims are… Read More Troops rescue 2 government workers abducted by Abu Sayyaf in Sulu

Duterte to help ARMM strengthen its anti-poverty drive

Cotabato City (October 25, 2016) – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will visit the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s (ARMM) seat here on Saturday, October 29, as the region’s top official sees stronger anti-poverty programs under the current administration.ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman said President Duterte has previously expressed his desire to help the region’s drive against… Read More Duterte to help ARMM strengthen its anti-poverty drive

Six ARMM LGUs receive 2016 Seal of Good Local Governance

Cotabato City (October 18, 2016) – Six local government units (LGUs) — one provincial government, one city government and four municipal governments — in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) were awarded with 2016 Seal of Good Local Governance, a regional executive said.Noor Hafizullah Abdullah, Secretary of the ARMM’s Department of the Interior and… Read More Six ARMM LGUs receive 2016 Seal of Good Local Governance

ARMM provides relief and medical aid to displaced families in Sulu

Cotabato City (September 9, 2016) – About 4,000 families affected by intensified military operations against members of the Abu Sayyaf Group in the province of Sulu in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) received relief goods and medical assistance.ARMM regional Vice-Governor Haroun Alrashid Lucman Jr. led the delivery of the humanitarian assistance with Sulu… Read More ARMM provides relief and medical aid to displaced families in Sulu

Sulu mayors sign agreement for anti-poverty program implementation

Cotabato City (July 18, 2016) – Officials of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and local chief executives of three pilot municipalities in Sulu have signed a Memorandum of Agreement for the implementation of the ‘Apat Dapat’ program, an anti-poverty initiative that will focus on 600 of the region’s poorest families.ARMM Executive Secretary Atty.… Read More Sulu mayors sign agreement for anti-poverty program implementation

Self-styled Sulu Sultan Esmail Kiram II is dead

By VICTORIA BROWN PETALING JAYA, September 20 — The self-styled Sulu Sultan Esmail Kiram II died at 6.20pm on Saturday. Abraham Idjirani, the brother-in-law of Esmail, confirmed the death of the 76-year-old self-proclaimed Sultan of Sulu. It is believed that Esmail died of kidney failure in a hospital in Zamboanga City, southern Philippines. He succeeded… Read More Self-styled Sulu Sultan Esmail Kiram II is dead